BBC World Questions
Thursday 10 August 2017 -
18:00 to 21:00

BBC World Questions: South Africa

The BBC World Service programme World Questions comes to South Africa this month at a crucial time in the country's history. Opposition parties have pushed for a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, and later in the year, the ANC will vote who will replace him as party leader. Which direction will South Africa take?

BBC presenter Nancy Kacungira, a panel of leading politicians and a live audience will be in Johannesburg on August 10th to discuss the major issues facing South Africans now - social and economic transformation, black economic empowerment, corruption, land redistribution - and of course, the future leader of the ANC. Our panel comprises of  Sihle Zikalala of the ANC, Leigh-Ann Mathys of the EFF, Adam Habib from Wits University and Sipho Pityana, businessman and convenor of the Save South Africa campaign.

The programme will be recorded at The Market Theatre on 10 August 2017

The event starts at 18.00 and will consist of a drinks reception, an artistic performance and the debate. The guests are kindly requested to arrive on time. For organisational reasons we cannot guarantee entry after 18.45.

BBC World Questions is a series of events delivered in partnership with the British Council. As a cultural relations and educational organisation and partner of the BBC World Service, the British Council helps to enable a platform where the general public can join in on democratic debate on a global forum.

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Please note, we have reached capacity. Whilst we hope to accommodate everyone, please arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.